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 This day in History - June 17
383 Historic Events for June 17
1938

Peter Michael, CEO (Cray Electronics), dies

Death
1938

H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies

Death
1939

Dickey Do, [Gerry Granahan], rocker (Dickey Doo and The Dont's)

Birth
1939

Hanna Johansen, writer

Birth
1939

Eugene Weldman, last guillotined in France

Death
1939

Donald Anderson, MP (Labour)

Birth
1940

France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II

Event
1940

Germany occupiers ration bread in Holland

Event
1940

General De Gaulle departs Bordeaux for London

Event
1940

Bobby Bell, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)

Birth
1940

Tony Marlow, MP (Conservative)

Birth
1940

USSR occupies Estonia

Event
1941

Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 78

Death
1942

Norman Kuhlice, England, rocker (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)

Birth
1942

1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)

Event
1943

Newt[on] L Gingrich, (Rep-R-G, 1979- /Speaker of House 1995-97)

Birth
1943

Christopher Brown, composer

Birth
1943

Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs

Event
1944

Bill Rafferty, comedian (Real People, Laugh-in '77)

Birth
1944

Chris Spedding, rocker

Birth
1944

-19] French troops under Lattre de Tssigny conquer Elba

Event
1944

Resistance fighter/poet Col Blake arrives in London

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1944

Republic of Iceland proclaimed at Thingvallir, Iceland

Event
1944

Iceland declares independence from Denmark

Event
1944

Hitler secretly meets with von Rundstedt in Marjival Soissons

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